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Farming

Big dairy deal fillip

Fonterra 5:00am Southland's economy is set to get a major boost from a multimillion-dollar dairy deal.

Pigs in the middle

A sow and her piglets in a farrowing pen, which is larger than a farrowing (sow) crate. 5:00am How many piglet deaths do the public feel are OK if sows are allowed "normal" behaviour outside of restrictive farrowing crates?

Beyond the pale

This photo of a glass of didymo-polluted water was emailed to Louise Giltrap. 5:00am OPINION: Louise Giltrap is concerned to find clean drinking water is not always available for some farm workers.

Fonterra workers get muddy

A small army of Fonterra cheese factory workers from Stirling respond to a call for volunteers to plant out the margins of a Landcorp wetland restoration on the Puerua River in South Otago 5:00am Wet winter conditions did not deter 33 Fonterra volunteers from planting close to 1200 plants in a Landcorp wetland restoration.

Organic berry market grows

Organic blueberry growers Robert and Shannon Auton have supply agreements with American farms. 5:00am Award-winning organic berry and icecream company has just taken another major step in its export strategy.

Opinion poll

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Related story: Lochinver Station sale leaves Fed Farmers 'uneasy'

Beyond the pale

This photo of a glass of didymo-polluted water was emailed to Louise Giltrap. Louise Giltrap is concerned to find clean drinking water is not always available for some farm workers.

Workplace safety warning

Worksafe NZ's guidelines for the safe use of quad bikes is more than just wearing helmets.

Keeping rivers clean

Think outside the square

Business welcomes expansion

leask fonterra Some small Southland towns are "falling apart", but Edendale's future looks bright.

Fonterra's 'game-changer'

Fonterra announces major partnership with Chinese company and investment to boost production capacity in NZ, collectively worth nearly $1.2bn.

Fonterra workers get muddy

Fonterra's China move

Big dairy deal fillip

Southland's economy is set to get a major boost from a multimillion-dollar dairy deal.

NZ meat sales hit Chinese TV

tv set Silver Fern Farms wants to add more value to meat after launching prime cuts of packaged beef and lamb onto a televised shopping show in China.

Meat price may disappoint

Sheep and beef farmers warming their hands in advance of better sheepmeat prices have been warned they might be disappointed.

Rare herd for sale

Calves raising revenue stream

White face a premium advantage

Hereford-friesian calves are fetching premium prices in parts of NZ as the annual round of calf sales gets into full swing.

Farmer's perfume trick

Southland Times photo A sheep farmer has a penchant for women's perfumes. But, it's not what you might think.

Intensive farmer

Steve Wyn-Harris has been honoured for his significant contribution to the sheep industry.

Aussies want Shrek's record

Mothering key in the kitchen

What goes on in a sheepdog's head?

Researchers are using high technology and maths to work out how sheepdogs herd sheep.

Organic berry market grows

Organic blueberry growers Robert and Shannon Auton have supply agreements with American farms. Award-winning organic berry and icecream company has just taken another major step in its export strategy.

Winegrower conference global affair

Viticulturists, winemakers, and marketers from all over the world will soon arrive in Blenheim.

Conveyor belt snags woman's hair

Seeka profit rebounds

A head for potatoes

Tony Parlato knows a bit about growing potatoes. He has been in the business for almost 20 years.

Farmers' wage model 'unsustainable'

Helen_Kelly_stap Helen Kelly has told Waikato farmers that a new wage-setting model was needed for farm workers.

Black beetle plague concerns

Another dry summer could see Black Beetle numbers soar in Waikato.

Tree crushes teacher

Kickstarting restoration

Pigs in the middle

How many piglet deaths do the public feel are OK if sows are allowed "normal" behaviour outside of restrictive farrowing crates?

IRD warning for dairying

ird Dairy farmers need to take action now to avoid high Inland Revenue interest being charged on tax owed for the season, warns a tax expert.

Keep calm and carry on calving

Here is some timely advice as the strenuous demands of calving approach.

Take worries away from clifftops

Cows like to be cool, too

Plantain guru casts light on system

About 80 Taranaki beef and sheep farmers have a new insight into growing plantain.

Bigger plans on the way for Fieldays

Hamilton's Mystery Creek Pavilion is filled with the latest in agribusiness offerings for the Fieldays. Planning is already well underway for next year's Fieldays, as the team celebrates the success of the most recent event.

A brave new world

Technology is set to make farming a push-button business in the next decade.

Sculpture's timely entry

Upbeat over tech future

Chile chases youngster's invention

Young inventor Patrick Roskam is on an upward trajectory of success following his acceptance of his latest award.